Originally Posted by chico2
Shirley,that looks more like a double Rose of Sharon,rather than a Hibiscus,the same as mine,except yours is pink,very pretty,but of course I could be wrong.
Had another look,it probably is a Hibiscus,just different..beautiful
You are right chico. It's a double Rose of Sharon. But they are in the hibiscus family and nurseries will sell them as hibiscus. Technically they aren't wrong.
Depending on what you use for a reference tool Rose of Sharon would not be even close to hibiscus. My Canadian Encyclopedia by Dorling Kindersley states Rose of Sharon is a flowering yellow bush in the hypericum calycinum family. Otherwise known as Aaron's Beard. Again - it all depends on geographical location what names plants go by.